Eugenia Tymoshenko: authorities trying to close Ukraine’s information borders

11:57, 24 January 2013
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Yulia Tymoshenko’s daughter, Eugenia Tymoshenko, says the authorities are trying to prevent objective information about the situation in Ukraine from reaching Europe, according to an Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"They’re not letting Yulia Tymoshenko’s defenders meet with her. Several days ago they unjustifiably started harassing Serhiy Vlasenko, who heads the defense team, and Hryhoriy Nemyria, who is the main representative and defender of the interests of not just the opposition but also Yulia Tymoshenko," Eugenia Tymoshenko said today after meeting with Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland

The ex-premier’s daughter said the secretary general expressed concern over the situation in Ukraine. "We discussed possible actions so that we’re not left without the right to a trial, without the right to justice, without the opportunity to discuss the situation in Ukraine. There is also the risk that we simply won’t be able to come here so speak with friends who support us. Therefore, today was a very important day for me. There is no other option – we must act, we must sound the alarm, because the government won’t stop at anything to continue its illegal attack on the opposition," she added.

"There is a lot of talk about the new Criminal Procedure Code. It’s already being called the YPK Code – Yanukovych, Pshonka and Kuzmin – because they can use it any way they want," Eugenia Tymoshenko said.

Eugenia Tymoshenko was in Strasbourg, France, today at the invitation of the leadership of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. She held a number of meetings with representatives of European institutions, including PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon and Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland.

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